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Electronic Organs / Viscount CM100
« Last post by David Pinnegar on Today at 02:06:08 AM »
The local church has been declared redundant . . . but there's still demand for a carol event in the Village Hall. We thought of accompanying carols on a strident Sperrhake harpsichord . . . but perhaps it might not support singing if there are enough people.

So I resurrected a Viscount CM100 expansion unit and found an old Midi keyboard and from the library of stops set up
16 Gamba
8 Gamba
8 Viol D'Amour
8 Principal
8 Stopped Diapason
4 Principal
4 Flute
2 2/3 Twelfth
2 Fifteenth
Sesquialtera II
Mixture
8 Trompette

Of course the effectiveness is governed by voicing and relative balance between stops but after a little work on this the result of the unit working just with one manual is remarkably impeccable. Much better than ever I expected and actually better than many more complete electronic instruments I've heard.

If anyone's thinking of selling a CM100 I'm possibly a willing buyer!

Best wishes

David P
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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Is this forum dead? Is the organ dead?
« Last post by David Wyld on December 14, 2017, 10:01:57 AM »
Well this is my showing of hands - I can see it!

As to the original question - no,  the organ isn't dead and neither is this or any other of the similar forum-platforms.  My own suggestion is that we lead VERY busy lives these days - lives  which would actually have horrified our grandparents in terms of the pace at which we must do everything: the concomitant is that some things only occupy our minds as and when they occur,  such as contributing to this forum when we see something that interests us or when someone has a particular question to ask.

I don't read anything more into it but I'm happy to be proved wrong.   My own excuse is that we're currently in the busiest time of the year - Christmas tunings,  which take a hell of a lot of organization,  to get through so many in such a short time.

DW
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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Is this forum dead? Is the organ dead?
« Last post by JBR on December 13, 2017, 11:24:53 PM »
Perhaps we should have a show of hands by those who can still see this.  Admin might then wish to try to contact other regular posters.
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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Is this forum dead? Is the organ dead?
« Last post by organforumadmin on December 12, 2017, 11:12:50 PM »
The server has been migrated to a secure encrypted system and is it possible that any technical difficulties have caused people not to be able to access the forum?

Please let us know.

Forumadmin
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And this shows the horizontally mounted roller board beneath the Great soundboard.
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The pedal pneumatics with an untidy repair
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The windows picture manager does not allow a specific file size to be chosen, but selects between too small or too big sometimes. Here is one that is really too small!
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Windows picture manager appears to only allow certain compressions, the one lower than 200kb is 38kb, where much detail is lost. I shall try the 200kb first in case it works
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I just need to compress them to below 190 kb. Am working on that.
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Hi!

Please can you email me photos? It would be nice to get them on the site somewhere

Best wishes

David P
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